Namur, Quebec

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Namur
Municipality
Namur QC 2.JPG
Location within Papineau RCM.
Location within Papineau RCM.
Namur is located in Western Quebec
Namur
Namur
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°54′N 74°56′W / 45.900°N 74.933°W / 45.900; -74.933Coordinates: 45°54′N 74°56′W / 45.900°N 74.933°W / 45.900; -74.933[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM Papineau
Settled 1865
Constituted January 1, 1964
Government[2]
 • Mayor Gilbert Dardel
 • Federal riding Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
 • Prov. riding Papineau
Area[2][3]
 • Total 58.10 km2 (22.43 sq mi)
 • Land 56.37 km2 (21.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 596
 • Density 10.6/km2 (27/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 22.4%
 • Dwellings 348
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0V 1N0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 315
Route 323
Namur town hall

Namur is a town and municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Papineau Regional County Municipality. It is nicknamed "la Nouvelle Belgique" (New Belgium).[4]

The vast majority of the local population lives of the timber industry, which is marked by the Loggers Summer Festival. Furthermore, the area's excellent fishing and hunting opportunities attract many tourists annually.[4]

History[edit]

The first settlers arrived in the area in 1865, the majority originating from the Belgian Province of Namur and mostly Presbyterian Walloons; their family names were Edain, Frison, Pinon, Roquet, Fluhamann, and Van Vanious. In 1874, the Namur Post Office opened.[4]

From 1886 onward, the area was known as the United Township Municipality of Suffolk-et-Addington. Piece by piece, portions of this united township were detached to form new municipalities: Vinoy in 1920 (since 1996 part of Chénéville), Lac-des-Plages in 1950, and finally Namur in 1964.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 596 (2006 to 2011 population change: 22.4%)
  • Population in 2006: 487
  • Population in 2001: 532
    • 2001 to 2006 population change: -8.5 %
  • Population in 1996: 543
  • Population in 1991: 512

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 256 (total dwellings: 348)

Mother tongue[edit]

  • English as first language: 5.5%
  • French as first language: 89%
  • English and French as first language: 5.5%
  • Other as first language: 0%

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